New York, NY – September 27th, 2016  The Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) and Consultancy Matters LLC (CM) announce their alliance with the launch of PRMIA Advisory.

“This is an exciting time for PRMIA as we push learning and development programs beyond acquisition of knowledge to building and certifying risk management competency,” noted Kraig Conrad, PRMIA CEO. “This alliance brings valuable resources under the recognized PRMIA brand to help financial services organizations, regulators and risk practitioners around the world to meet their learning and development needs."

The CM learning consultancy business will be a division of PRMIA to be named PRMIA Learning and Development Advisory, and will immediately expand the PRMIA offering of services. PRMIA Advisory will work strategically with financial services clients to create learning infrastructures, curricula, career development, and certification programs for risk managers and financial services professionals who make risk decisions.

The agreement combines the PRMIA global network of practitioners and leading financial institutions with CM risk management training expertise. PRMIA and CM will immediately combine their risk management learning staff and curricula to support the delivery of the PRMIA expanding globally-recognized certifications.

The PRMIA Advisory division will be headed up by Keith Waitt, CM CEO and PRMIA Global Director of Business Development. Keith will report to Kraig Conrad, PRMIA CEO.

More information on PRMIA Advisory is available at www.prmia.org/advisory.

About PRMIA
The Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) provides an open forum for the development and promotion of the risk profession. With chapters around the world, PRMIA is a non-profit, member-led association dedicated to defining and implementing the best practices of risk management in a broad range of industries through education, including the PRM™ designation and certificate programs; webinar, online, classroom and in-house training; events; networking; and online resources. More information can be found at www.PRMIA.org.

About Consultancy Matters
Consultancy Matters LLC is a NY-based integrated learning solutions provider that operates around the world. Their expertise is in designing, developing and delivering learning and skills enhancement programs that make a bottom-line difference. Their programs include both technical skill areas, including risk management and compliance for financial services, and core skill areas, including people management, leadership and coaching, sales and communications for all corporate sectors. More information can be found at www.ConsultancyMatters.com.